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Behold lis Miraculous Beauty 
Hold the cross close to, your 
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SIR, THAT YOUR FAMILY 
WAS SO HATED J EVEN 
NOW, I UNDERSTAND, 
THE LOCAL PEOPLE 
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FORTUNE -BUT I'VE GOT A 
DOZEN FORTUNE?' 



5UfiE, MR. TATE, AND 
I UNDERSTANP THAT; 
BUT '77? NOT QUITE 
SO SIMPLE AS ALL 
THAT] THERE'S THE 
PROBLEM OF LABOR FOR 
ONE THING ! 'TIS HARP 
TO GET MEN TO 
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AVE, SIR! AS YOU SHOULP BE 
KNOWING SETTER "THAN MOST! BUT 
IF YE PQN'T KNOW THE STORY OF 
YOUR OWN ANCESTORS, ,"LL ENLIGHTEN 
YOU ! THREE- HUNPREP YEARS AGO, AS 
YOU CLAfM TO HAVE FORGOTTJfcl, SIR 
REGINALP TATE RULED IN THESE 
PARTS WITH AN (RON HANp! ANP 
HE LIVED IN THIS VERY 
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say pwel1.s in the 

RUINf! THE MEN •-— s HAUNT? WHAT 
ARE AFRAIP OF, ' HAUNT MAN? PONT 



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FOOLS REALLY THINK THE 
CASTLE IS HAUNTEP! 



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GIVE ME NO EXCUSES, FOOL! THESE 
CURSEP IRISH PEASANTS MAY FOOL 
YOU WITH THEIR EXCUSES, BUT THEY 
PON'T FOOL MBl THEY ALL HAVE 
GOLP HlDPEN AWAY, AND I 
MEAN TO HAVE IT! ■^mf YES, *IR 

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BUT I HAVE NO GOLP, , 
SIR REGINALP! YOUR 
TAX COLL ECTOR £ HAVE 
LEFT ME BARE ! I 
HAVE NOTHING LEFT! 



HE POES LIE! HE 
LYING )HAS YON PRETTY 
tfQmP'j WIFE - ANP IF HE 
CANNOT PAY HIS 
TAXES, I WILL 

TAKE HER 

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t\MX STEAD ' 

THE 
'WOMAN 



At AM £AM SEA A 90 MUCH AMP MO MORE- 
WE YOUNG PEASANT LEAPED AT 5/P. 
AEG/MALP /A/ A F/T OF PAGS 

'ATTACK. 
YOU BLOODY FIEND! | ME, YOU PEASANT POO. 
YOU'LL NOT TOUCH ^A—^ SEIZE THEM BOTH ! 



MY WIFE! 
I'LL KILL 
YOU FIRST,. 



THE 
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TAKE THEM TO 
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BE COHVINCBP 
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BUSINES 



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WE HAVE GONE, YOU AMY LET THE 
GO, AUD GIVE Him OINTMENTS FOR 
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'(ED CURSING YOU, Mi^ WNOW LISTEN CLOSELY, 

AW OBEY, OR YOU 
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LISTEN, OH POWERS! 
OF PARKNESSl HEAR , 

ME ANP ANSWER. • 
I WOULP HAVE POWER ) 

to punish -mis 

HUMAN PEVIL—AND 
ONLY THE DEVIL HIM- 
SELF CAN SHOW ME j 
HOW} I WANT NO 
MERCY, NO KINPNESS,, 
NOTHING BUT THE 
MOST HORRI0LE 

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REGINALD TGOOPr 
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STORY OF YOUR 
ANCESTOR, /MR. TATE. 1 
THE LEGENDS SAY 
THAT THE WITCH WOLF 
STILL HAUNTS THE 
^STLE, WAITING 
FOR A CHANCE 
ATONE OF 
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JN THE OLD PAYS, I HEAR! ANP 
REMIND ME TO SHOW you THE 
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BINHSi/Wy SECRETORY, TO TELL HER TO 

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AFTER ALL THE YEARS OF WAITING 
AND PLANNING, I'VE GOT MY REVENGE 
Z KILLED yOUR WIFE, YOU KNOW.' I 
WANTEP YOU TO SUFFER 
AS MUCH AS 
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NO, NQTBINNS! FAIRBj^NK! YOU'LlY SINNSl 
REMEMBER MY FATHER, RICHARD /FAIRBflNK, 
FAIRBANK, WHOM YOU CHEATED ^Jk YOU'RE 
ANP PISGRACED! HE SHOT HIM- "TmAD! THAT 

self, remember? so i swore )wa5 only 
to get you, tate, and that j business — 
crazy ^tory about the ^f you (can't do 
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KEN) WE SEEM TO SE THE 
ONLY PEOPLE ON IT! DO 
YOU THINK. WE'LL EVER 
BE RESCUEP? t——^ OF COURSE! 

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PA5<? 500N! 







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THINK /^NyTHINS 
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RIGHT AT THE 
ISLANDi THEY'LL 
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STAY BACK-, 

STAY, 

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PASSING THROUGH* 

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THOUGH IT WEREN'T 
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By John Martin 



QUTSIDE, Ken Ravenal could hear the 
music beginning. 

* New Orleans throbbed like a plucked 
violin" the subtle yet vibrant strains of the 
Mardi Gras running through its veins like 
an electric shock. 

Ravenal walked to the window of his 
father's old mansion, drew the curtains. 
Twilight had fallen; the moon was high and 
beyond the grounds the town twinkled with 
the first flash of merriment. 

Thei. he frowned. 

Tonight was a night for happiness and re- 
velry; yet, tonight, he was chained to the 
ashes of a dead love. For he knew, now, that 
his love for Marcia Vernil was dead. It was 
not his fault that she had fallen ill and lay 
dying. Marcia had changed; no longer was 
she the sweet, vibrant image of loveliness 
he had known. Her cheeks were drawn with 
wasting, her eyes feverish . . . 

The*phone rang. Ravenai's face crisped. 
He knew too well who it might be. The 
knowledge wasn't pleasant. j 

"Hello?" he began, picking up the re- 
ceiver. 

"Ken?" It was Marcia's father. "She's 
asking for you. Ken. You you'll come?" 

"I'll come." He put the receiver down, 
his face sullen. What did past vows mean 
in the face of death ? 

Smiling thinly, Ravenal went upstairs. 
Weeks ago he had ordered his Mardi Gras 
costume. It was a gay, handsome Cavalier 
outfit, a costume for gallantry. And it had 
hung in his closet, waiting. 

Putting it on before a full-length mirror, 
he smiled again, his lips narrowing. After 
all, he decided, to part from Marcia was 
good sense. Not only was she mortally ill — 
and of rj use to him, therefore — but he'd 
hetrd rumors. Before she had been taken 
ill there had been faint whispers, whispers 
he'd paid no attention to. But now . . ., the 
whispers had grown louder. The Vernils, 
they said, weren't all grace and tradition 
and grand old family. There had been darker 
things in their remote past, things done in 
bayous and in the *» uttering depths of the 



great swamps to the accompaniment of 
babbled witch-voices, of spells and strange 
chants. He didn't believe these things, still. . 

Jul I NUT BS later, the barouche he'd called 
by phone drew up in front of the house. 
Stepping into it with arrogance, he gave 
Marcia's address in the Vieux Carre, the Old 
Quarter of New Orleans, and was whirled 
away. * 

The house was old; it had been in the 
hands of the Vernils for two hundred years. 
When the barouche swept down the ancient 
winding lanes and stopped before it, Ravenal 
got out.. Around him the Mardi Gras merri- 
ment crowded thickly. Sighing, he knocked at 
the door. Mr. Vernil opened it. Ravenal came 
in without a word, swaggering, wearing a 
light smile. 

The old man looked at him and trembled 
with rage. 

"That costume," he began, fuming. 
"Hardly a thing to put on at such a time, 
Ravenal! You seem to forget that Marcia's 
deathly ill — or ..." His face contracted in 
suspicion. ". , . do you?" 

Ravenal shrugged. 

"I haid'y think Marcia would want me 
to miss the Mardi Gras, my dear Mr. Vernil. 
It would scarcely be sporting!" 

""Ken! Ken!" 

Both men turned as the thin, wailing 
cry came from upstairs. The old man's face 
softened. 

"She— she's in pain, Ravenal ! She knows 
you're here. Surely—surely you'll see her?" 
Ravenal drew back. 
"I—I can't," he began, hesitant. 

"You must!" Suddenly Vernil's hawk- 
like eyes were turned on him. "You owe her 
that, Ravenai; even if— if you're dressed as 
you are!" 

Ravenal still hesitated. Then he nodded. 
"Very well," he said, agreeing. 
They went up the stairs. 
Ravenal walked into the roo.m, jauntily. 
"Oh— Ken I" The dying girl on the bed 
gasped. H«r eyes widened as she saw his 



Vl'm "dying, and — and 



gray costume. 

you're . . ." 6 Y - irs welled in her eyes. 

Her father roughly pulled Ravenal out 
into the corridor. 

"You swine!" he said hoarsely. His eyes 
flamed. "You have broken her heart!" Then 
they narrowed into pinpoints of intense 
hatred. /'True, she is dying, Ravenal. But so 
shall you!" 

The grim, cold note in Vernil's voice 
shook Ravenal for a.moment; he shuddered. 
The blood ran cold in his veins. Then he 
managed to laugh. . 

"All men die in their time," he said. "I 
am still a young man !" He stood there, listen- 
ing, and then the faint, gasping breath from 
the other room ceased. Without another 
word he turned, ran downstairs, his heart 
pounding. He had to get away from that 
house of death, into the streets, into life and 
color and merriment. 

One last glance and the house of death, 
of loneliness, was left behind. He dropped 
into a quaint old drinking house, fortified 
himself with a bottle of wine, emerged again 
into the old, winding streets. 

BAVENAL heaved a sigh of relief. The 
millstone of his obligations to Marcia 
had fallen from his neck with one bold 
stroke: he felt free as the wind. The wine 
■made everything glow. 

He wandered down one lane after 
another, the sounds of the Mardi Gras grow- 
ing fainter and farther away. Suddenly he 
bumped into a figure, booted, cloaked, a 
sword dangling from its belt, not wearing 
a mask. 

"Pardon," he said. 

"Bien, Monsieur!" the other said, with 
a courtly bow. "Bon soir!" 
• 

Ravenal stood and watched the man fade 
out of sight. Strange, he thought; his 
costume was cheap and patched and old, not 
like his at all. It was as though — as 
though ."..„■.-'- 

It was then he saw the girl. She'lingered 
in the doorway of a house coming off an 
old lane. She was dressed in velvet and 
silks and on her face was a fetching domino 
mask. Ravenal smiled. She seemed to be 
watching him, waiting for him to speak. He 
approached, gazing appreciatively at her 
pfump arms, shapely figure. 

She winked and, with a tinkle of laughter, 
fled. 



A few steps beyond him and she <wa* 
lost in the mists. But he could hear her foot- 
steps pattering down the cobblestones and 
now and again an engaging, contralto laugh 
with just a touch of come-hither appeal to itr 

She fled on, down this lane and that, 
leading him on until he lost his way. The 
lights in the streets grew duller, but the 
further she led him, the hotter his blood 
grew and the faster his pulses beat. 

Then he saw her going into a house. She 
cast one long, backward glance of invitation 
and vanished inside. He knocked boldly at 
the door which swung open suddenly. A 
heavily-masked figure appeared, sword in 
hand. 

"Draw!". it commanded, thrusting him 
back. Its blade came flashing up as Ravenal, 
struggling to get out his rented costume 
sword, fell back. With a screech of steel on 
steel, Ravenal's blade went flying. Then his 
arms flew up and out; he fell, transfixed, 
coughing up blood, his head swirnmihg, a 
cauldron of agony. It was madness, he knew. 
The Mardi Gras was a time for happiness, 
not blood. 

He heard a tinkle of laughter. Looking 
up, as he lay dying, he saw a window thrown 
open in the house; in the aperture sat the 
girl he had followed. Something about her 
made the whole house seem familiar and his 
wavering, glance swung to the date on the 
door. 1752. He had seen that date often, he 
remembered. It had been carved over the 
ancient house of the Vernils, But that house 
had been old, and this— this house was new! 

He knew what had happened now; knew 
how some evil, foul mag|c of revenge had 
cast him back far into the past of New 
Orleans, there to die, marooned from his 
own time. That was the meaning of the date 
on the house, of its newness, of the dim-lit 
streets, of the man he had stumbled against 
in the lane, wearing patched, old clothes of 
an ancient cut, not because of the Mardi 
Gras, but because he wore them every day! 

The girl. took off her domino. Ravenal 
gasped. It was Marcia! - \ 

"My father said .you would die. Ken/* 
she whispered softly. "And you did; "at the 
hand of the guardian of the House of 



From somewhere a" church-bell chimed 
midnight^ unmasking time. Through dim- 
ming eyes, Ravenal saw his grim, armed 
murderer take off its mask to reveal yet 
another — the bonv. grinning Mask of 
Death ! 



@V£R-f7WN® THAT PORTER. HUMPHREY TOUCNE0 7J/MSP /NTQ GOLOf TH£y £ALL£P ftfM THEM/PAS 
Of WALL STREET; AN0 HE WAS THE BEST M7E0 MAN IN THE COUNTRY f BUT N080PY OJP ANY- 
THING ASOUTIT UHTIL eOCTm. MANNOX £AM£ ALOMG, FULL OF CUNNING ANP 6REE&, A HP WITH A 
SKULL FULL OF GHOULISH PLANS FOA. THE TYRANNOUS TYCOON.' SIT 77GHTNOW, 3ESIPE YOUR 
COZY FIRES, ANP 1/S7ZN fO W£ FRIGHTENING TALE OF TUB AJAAf WtfO STOLE A 0XAM... 




iFTgR Wg£XS 0A ■ £AX£PtJL FLAW/MS, 7X£¥ IW1 

QOCW/t AfFA£S H/S F'RfT AfPi€ '. . . P ' GLAD 

YOU'RE 



WO fOOH THE TTEWU&Le 5C#£ME 
OF TH£ DOCTOR. 8SG/MS. 



'haiMM— ALL THIS I? VERY I J INTERE5TEP, 
INTERESTING, /VIANNOX! THIS, S«R. HUMPHREY! 
ER, NEW DRUG OP YOURS SOUNPS Jl COULD SHOW 
AS THOUGH /T MIGHT HAVE ^YOU SOME OF AlV 

COMMERCIAL ^jrf EXPERIMENTS -TONIGHTj 

POSSIBILITIES! JK'-V _ IF YOU 

'.<*! >s*— ,>— ^rrr-^T V**-* WISH ! 

LSI" 



I'M VERY INTERESTED, POCTOR ■ A 
PRUG THAT WILL CURE ARTHRITIS^ 
OVERNIGHT! HMMM — WORTH A 
FORTUNE IP WE EXPLOIT IT 
PROPERLY' -*- »- 



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IHAP THOUGHT OF 
GtV/A/G THE DRUG 
TO HUMANITY, MR, 
HUMPHREY! I DON'T 
WAffT TO EXPLOIT 
IT FOR MOUSY'. 



WHAT! PON'T BE A FOOL.j 
POCTOR ! I CAN SEE 
THAT YOU NEEP A HARP- 
HEAPED BUSINESS MAN. 
TO TAKE 

CHARGE OF 

.THINGS! 




' NEVER GIVE ANYTHING AWAY, A1AN! IF 
PEOPLE SUFFER, THAT'S THEIR LOOKOUT, 
NOT OURS! IF THIS NEW DRUG IS- AS 
GOOP AS YOU SAY, WE'LL MAKE 'EM—' 
(CHUCKLE)— PAY THROUGH THE nose; 
PEOPLE WILL FAY 
ANYTHING TO 
A VOIP PAIN! 



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Y~~[!$Mr LtTTLe f/ty 7ws poem*, svm. 

\F£LT FOR H/$ Vtcrm /S GO#£/WH?-^ 

FtHI' 
I WEL 



'TMIS IS WHERE YOU WORK, EH 7 
WELL, SHOW ME THE DRUG 
QUICKLY, WILL YOU ! I'M A VERY 
BUSY MAW, you KNOW! 



IN A 

MOMENT 
'LL TAKE 
CARE OF YOU 




QAKKOTE OP M/Z£ /S QV/CK, 
tfOi$£L£S9 —A NO 0£A0LY. 




PON'T THINK THAT I FEEL BA PLY ABOUT 
~JMt% MR. HUMPHREY, BECAUSE I PON'T! IT'S 
.„,,„ Dlfi i rwT)A REAL PLEASURE TO KILL YOU I I'O 
SELFISH PIG. TM£ A. "*" PRprcR TO USE A « 






PREFER TO USE A 
CLUB — ONLY THAT 
MIGHT PAMAGE 
YOUR BRAIN ! 







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Ift 



ve oocwr qoe? about m ghoulish t*&c 

WITH OEPTAN0 EXPERIENCE? MAN0S. 



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//AU^X WA9 RIGHT-' A LARGE BRAIN, 
EXTENSIVELY CONVOLUTEP.' IN PRIMS 
6GN0IT7ON, TOO.' TNI GLAP- CCHl/CKLGj -) 

THAT fT 

WASN'T 

OAMAGEO f ■**■ «• — 



HOW 70 YOU \iME3AMNtS Pi/T /NT0 A SPECIALLY \ 
FEEL NOW OLD \PREPARE0 SOLUTION OP SAUNE, 

MONEysAG*? a — -^Plasma, aa's> wwl£slo0p. 

LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE, 

PERHAPS 7 BUT YOU ^IF ONLY THE PRESERVATIVE 

MUSTN'T WORRY V FORMULA IS RIGHT! ONE 

BECAUSE I'M GOING \ MISTAKE AND I ,£AW 

TO TAKE EXCELLENT \ SPOIL EVERY- 



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^are of you -yes 

1NPEEP! 



THING — SUT I 
MUSTN'T WAKE 
THAT MISTAKE! 
AND I'Q BETTER: 
GET RIP OF 
THE BODY 
RIGHT AWAY! 



&1H HOUR LATER ON A 0ESOLAW AN0 
WINUf WEPT ROAD THERE 15 A STRANGE \ 

puneral procespon., 

_^. -*' -- -*--.~l_,-i '^..V 1 '!; , J Ljij* jlj 



WON'T BELONG NOW, HUMPHREY, LINTIL I'LL 

HAVE YQU:9AF£LY IN THE GROUND.' /N THE AfEAN 77ME, 

IP ANYONE ASICS fi!£, YOU'VE 



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HERE WE ARE AT LAST, OLP TIMER! 

NOW I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A NICE 
QUIET FUNERAL ALL BY YOURSELF! 
NO FUSS, NO MUSS! A NO 
VERY —(HAH-HAHJ - 
£HEAP,TO0! 



\IU$T#AP A 



PROP TOO 
MUCMf 





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NOBOPY HAS USEP THIS CEMETERY FOR, 
YEARS, MY FRIEND! AND NOBODY WILL 
EVER THINK OF LOOKING FOR YOU HERE.' 
WHAT BETTER PLACE TO -~ (CHUCKLE) — 
HIPE A BODY THAN IN A CEMETERY, 
EH? 



LOOKS LIKE YOU'LL HAVE COMPANY, 
HUMPHREY, BUT I'M SURE HE WON'T MIND 
SHARING WITH YOu! YOU TWO WILL BE AS 
SNUG AS BUGS IN A RUG HERE TOGETHER. 1 
SO IN YOU GO! 




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& Txeascwfi. goss aso(/t///,9 gpjsly task. 



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NOW TO GST YOU £0V£R£O, OLD P£LLOW.\ 
jUST~fC#UC/(L£j — 7W/MK? YOU'LL . 
tf£R£ FOR YEARS, /HAYSE 
£ENf&/£S, AMP ONLY TVS 
TiW CF t/£ MLL XNOIYf 




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7HSR£— ALMOST 

0ON£. f AW WW Z 

L BETTER 8£ GETTING 

7UT0F ttERS AHOBACK 

TO TMELAB 3£P0RE i 

SOME POOL COMES 
j£k ALONG AND 
^^LVSCQVEXS ME 



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MAPPEM& ™ 9OMEH0W TtfE £>£A& HAN0 
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WE MURDERER '? AMLE. 

V/////////— -n 

SRABBEC? Me ! 



jT W-WOH'T LET MB 
GO- BUT HOW CAN IT— , 
IT'S ONLY A DEAP. 

■n\\H<s\ £££££££— ; 



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prom -m/rr s/mstzr. gr/p. 



G-GOT TO GST OUT 0£ TM/F PI ACE/ 
AfY NERVES AfUSTBE CRACRWG UP/ 
ONLY MY /MA6/NAT/OM OP 
COURSE, BUT FOR A 
AfOMENT WAT 
NANP SEEMED 
ALMOST ALtUE 
AGAAV/ 






I WAS A POOL TO LET AfYSELP GET SO 
PRtSffTENEOf BUT ONCE X REALLY GST 
/N7V TNE EXPER/AfENT, /'LL BE ALL 
R/GMTf /•LL PUT OLD MONEYBAGS 
BACK TO WORK FOR AfE AT 
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THE KEYS! THEY'RE 
/MOVING; WRITING 
50METHJNG! THE 
BRAIN UNDERSTANDS 
ME i I'VE ACTUALLY 
DONE IT AT LAST, 1 



'YOU ARE 
f A MURDERER, f 

1 W/U BAY£ 
MY P£Y£MS£.' 



you fool! pon't you 

REALIZE YOU'RE HELP- 
LESS INMY POWERTx 
CAN KEEP YOU ALIVE 0R„ 
DESTROYj 
YOU,AS 
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LISTEN TO ME, BRAIN! THIS IS THE 
MESSAGE — I WANT TO KNOW WHAT STOCKS 
TO BUY ON THE MARKET7 170 YOU UNPER- 
STANP? YOU MADE MILLIONS IN THE STOCK 
-—3, — ___ -ijHAR KET ANO YOU'RE GOING 

6£sf s.*mk Byti to do it again— 

FOR /ME i NOW ; 
ANSWER \ 



I TAVM77MS M£S$AG£ 
7W£ 7W/MS W TV£ JAA 
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' fS/T LAMS.V//VG AT) 



Z KWW NOTWfl/G 
OF S7VCATS— 
WOUIP NOT T£IL 
YOV /F Z P/Pf 

MAPS ALL MY 

M0A?£Y BY- 

#AH~#A#— 

$#££/!. LUCK.' 



LIAR! FOOL 
BRAIN ! IT'S 
DANGEROUS TO 
TAUNT ME LIKE^ 
THIS '. I'LL SHOW 
YOU WHO IS 
MASTER ! 



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scientific miNo 

EXPLO0ES W A 

#az£ of mm 

FAL'STAAT/OM. . 



ifcm you see, ^ywpwswty ms 7ele ryfEMrnvf WWfi 

J BRAIN ? CAN YOU 1 0SG/V -*V INSANE CWTTEA . . • fJjVl^v.-I 

UNDERSTAND /ME 7 fcr — — ; M ' * ^"S(fl 

i'u /sniu >«[ 7#{E 8RA/N~ f/EARO ME' OR MAS Jtf, 

5ENSEO THAT Z WA5G0/NG TV V 

destroy /r/ /rs se/yomg me )•//. 

ANOTHER MESSAGE/ Jf?/*.', 

rrt*' '■ Si 
l-a-X-\ 'JJlliS;'-,". .V.V.'v *.'''+! •'•'■ 




y£? - 1 ptp my phoenix oil! euy 

ALL YOU £AN, /ANP HURRY! I'LL 
TAKE ALL MY MONEY OUT OF THE 
. SANK AND BRING IT INTO yOUR 
OFFICE FIRST THINS IN THE 
MORNING ! POWT WASTE TIME, 
you FOOL « 




*TKAT STOCK IS worthless; 
POCTOR! A$ A FRIEND I 
WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE 
yOU GET STUCK. 
MY WORD FOR IT, 
PHOENIX OIL IS 
STRICTLY BLUE 

$Kyi rotten! 

YOU'LL LOSE 
EVERYTHING. 



I TELL YOU r KNOW! PONT 
you UNDERSTAND, YOU J 
FOOL, I KNOW! I GOTJT\ 
STRAIGHT FROM THE ONE 
/MAN IN THE WORLD WHO / 
NEVER MAKE? 4^ 
MI9TAKBI PORTER) 
HUMPHREY 4 
,j PORTER ~~-\-~^ "TOLD ME * 
JSIJV J HUMPHREY? *SI HIMSELF ! 
' MPOttfBLE— 




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WO.' M0 f ff— >T ZAtt'T BE 
' TRUE.' THE BRAIN COULPKT A 
HAVE SEEN WHOHS — IT . 
£OULPN't! PORTER 
HUMPHREY NEVER MAQ£ 
A SAP INVESTMENT W 
HIS LIFE! UNLESS- • 






**££» 



f UNLES? HE PIP IT PELISERATELy 
THAT /MUST" BE ff ! THE BRAIN LIEP, 

gave me false information so i 
woulp be ruinep.' it was setting 
revenge! but now i'll have my 

f~ mi REVENGi 





sAround and around the h'ffJe bo// goes— and where if stops on/y 
0£AW knows / 7ake the case of Tfm Schyler, fared j^nd blase", who 
paid one w'sit too many to THE 5T/ZAA/GE CAS/NO, 




%$#■*$ 7M PREPARES FOR AAfOmER B/#m®^mUPQ£M.Y 90MBT»fNG 0O&S HAPfe". 

4f Dm iZ&LES f #£ FEELS 7WE USUAL Sa^OM /^T — -— — — ^ 'N l* *' " ■ ' >TILL 

&&WN6 ovm mm. . . pr*^^ > p '> ■> < __^i F'-ease, wsjeur 5chvi.fr, Kowe me mcnpy, 

MS" 9AMEOL0 CAOW0- ^*"*\YOU MUST HELP ME I I ft HENRI J WHY 



' OOING AND SAVING WE SAMS J HAVE LOST EVERYTHING;^ 

\TWNGsf /f only something J every <^ent! if 

[ UNUSUAL WOULff MAPP8H — X PERHAPS 



JUST ONCE.' 



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BUT YOU 00 NOT UNPERSTANPl 
I HAVE GAMBLE? WITH FUNPS 
THAT PIP NOT BELONG TO ME. 
I WILL GO TO JAIL UNLESS YOU 
HELP ME 1 PLEA5E -FOR OUR 



OLP FRIENDSHIP'. 



A PEAP- 
SEAT, HENRI ' 
NOW GO 
AWAY ANP 
LEAVE ME 
ALONE ! 






you woulq, 

MAKE ME 

A SMALL 

LOAN. 



SHOULP I 

, LEND YOU 

ANY 

MORE 7 



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y 



no: 

you 

WERE 
ALWAYS 



I AIA DESPERATE THIS TIME! UNLESS YOU HELP ' 
ME, I WILL KILL MYSELF- HERE AND NOW! PLEASE- 
FOR THE LAST TIME, I BEG OF YOU.. 



HAH ! I'VE HEARD THAT STORY 
BEFORE, TOO! GO AHEAP AND PULL 1 " 
THE TRIGGER, YOU OLD 
FOOL! IF YOU HAVE THE 



>HPf. 
ONLY 
BiUfFINGf 



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AS 7ȣ AT7ENOANTS l\0O IT.' BUT WHY SLAME MY5ELF, 
GATHER AFOUNU TO < AFTER ALL T ST/LL I'LL FEEL 

CLEAN UP THE MESS... \ SET7FA /F Z CAN LOSE TONfSHT/ I 

^AUYW/MG — TO MAK£ ME 
f.L FORGET MAT I JUST SAIY/ J" MUST NAME fOME 
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YES — I ALWAYS WftNJtt'0 
SECOM'.NS POSITIVELY 
BORlWSi £ASH THSSE, 
PLEASE ! 




JOUL© NOT n£LP 
OVERHEARING^ IF 
VbU REALLY WANT 

some excitement, 

MAYBe I CAU 




I YOU SAY IT'S A LONG V WO! PO NOT 
RIPE? THEN WE MIGHT M TOUCH M£i THIS 
AS WELL RELAX) HCW ^\ IS STRICTLY 
ABOUT A K/SS — YOU'RE J BUSINESS, 
VERY BEAUTIFUL! ^ad. M'SIEUR, 1 



THIS NEW GAME— JfQET in! YOU WILL 
THIS BXClTEMSNT **t SOON FIND OUT v 
YOU PROMISEE? ME 7 >( FOR YOURSELF! J 



HERE WE ARE I AND 
THE FIRST RULE OF 
THE H0US6 IS— 

EVERYONE WEARS 
A MASK 1 



5EE/H* A 5HAA1E.' 
I'O LIKE TC SEE 
WHAT YOU REALLY 
LOOK LIKE! 



now we 

HAVE 
TALKED 

„ enough! 

> IT IS 
v TIME -TO 

PlaV! 



SUITS 

m&> 



HERE YOU ARE, 
(SIR.! THIRTY £HIPS.' 
QMS FOR £ACH 
Y£AR YOU HAV£ 
TO ttVES 



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you will see /wy face— if you ) 

lose tonight! if you win, you S 

will never know HOW £ look! J 

T ALWAYS^ 
WIN? 



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UiO HE SAY WHAT 
L THOUGHT HE SAIP? 
ONE CHIP FOR EACH 
YEAR I HAVE TO 
LIVE? 



PID.' YOU 



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GAMBLE FOR YOUR 
LIFE TONIGHT 
M'SIEURJ THERE 
IS NO LIMIT TO 
WHAT YOU CAN 
WIN— OR LOSE,' 



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CHIP REPRESENTS 
,A YEAR OF YOUR 



LIFE! 



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SHE IS RIGHT, SIR. 1 IN THIS CASINO 
WE KNOW EVERYTHING! YOU HAVE 
THIRTY YEARS, THIRTY CHIPS! 
HOW WILL- YOU PLAY THEM — 
RED OR BLACK T 



R-REP 



K 



S-3LACK. AGAIN: 
' t lost J BUT t CAM 
STILL PLAY MY 
LA5TCH\P! 



WOT HERE, 
M'SIEUR! 
<=OME! 



'this '5 TMg LOSER'S ROOM.' 
MERE YOU WILL PLAY YOUR. LAST 
<£HIP — YOUR LAST CHANCE TO 
LIVE J 



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A%&— ,THE OTHER. 
PLAYERS ! THEY'RE OLP, 
DECAYED C- CORPSE 5 J 



I WON'T PLAY MY LAST <THIP.' LET 
,ME OUT OF THIS 

TERRIBLE 
LOOK IN THE V ~~^— PLACE! 
WALL MIRROR i 
M'SIEUR ! 



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KJ/VV? Tm GCtfYLE/Z DOES look w the ( 

GAAAAA — i'M just 
LIKE THOSE OTHERS.' 



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THIS— -iSMS AN? 
I PLAY YOUR LAST 






(TAK&'SJCOME. ON 

him [you CAN 

. AWAY A ESCAPE ' 

.y at 

ONCE- 



AAA — let ME 

'GO! I'LL DO 

ANYTHING, GIVE 
tYOU ANYTHING! 



■ TMS PLACE.' Ll<<g A TOMB, 

ALL THOSE SONESANG COP&NS.' 

I'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF NEJ?£ V 






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^WSVi. .f WU ! Y DID YOU NOT 
YOUR J KNOW MEALLj 
FACE VtiMA9Keo\J THE TlJME, 
L ARfi YOU — ^\ At'SIEURl 
OEATH? 



NOW YOU. PAY! ANP BEFORE i 
YOU DIE, I j WILL LET YOU 
KNOW THE TRUTH.' YOU 
NEVER. m& A £#AA/C£/ 



WOl 1- \ YOUR. 



NO USE, M'SlEUR! YOU HAD 



JTEMENT, YOU 
LOST,' HAP 



YOU WOK, YOU WOULP 
HAVS BEEN GLAD 



ENOUGH! 



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WELL, WHAT A PISH YOU AREf/I. KNOW 
HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FUN, tl JU $ r THE 
B^BY? A LITTLE J |, PLACE, 



EXCITEMENT, HUH; 



m'^ieur: 



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SAW, I never saw a SAW 
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